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$ Command and How to Use It

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#1 slightly stoopid

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 08:38 AM

Hello All. Question about using dollar sign "$" in windows operating systems. I hope this is the correct place to post this.

Just curious how and why use the $ command. I've been instructed before do use something like d$ to map a drive and recently use e$ to connect a drive to "move out files" from an external harddrive.

I understand that the $ hides folders files so it cannot be seen on a network. What other uses does this command have in windows operating systems.

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#2 dc3


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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:05 AM

If you are referring to the command line if Run, there is no $ command.

You can view all of the commands here.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:10 PM

The dollar sign: $ represents a special share no other share on a computer will have it.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:47 PM

The $ shares are Microsoft's way of creating a secure OS. :thumbsup:

They are available in every flavor on the market, granting access to the entire contents on the drive.


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